American Indian Workshop

Events / Exhibitions / Congresses


Cancellation of these events possible due to Corona Virus. Please check webpages!

November 07, 2019 - June 04


American Indian & Indigenous Studies Seminar Series

D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Newberry Library
Chicago, IL/USA

May 13 - 17


The Archaeology Channel (TAC) International Film Festival

Exploring the human cultural legacy on screen!

online film screenings only!



In the Wake of Red Power Movements. New Perspectives on Indigenous Intellectual and Narrative Traditions

Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick


Academic Symposium

Dissent In Transatlantic Perspective: Then, Now, and in the Future

Prague Creative Center
Prague/Czech Republic

- May 17

[exhibition closed]

Special Exhibition

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC/USA

May 18 - 22

European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS) Conference

Transcultural Mo(ve)ments: Memories, Writings, Embodiments

Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales/UK

May 21 - 23


Indigenous Health Conference

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
Niagara Falls, ON/Canada



Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference

Chaminade University
Honolulu, HI/USA

May 25 - 26


Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies

Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies, School of English, University of Kent

May 26 - 27

Association Française d'Etudes Américaines (AFEA) / French Association for American Studies Conference


Université de Lille


Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) Conference

Communities of Engagement: Contesting Borders, Barriers and Walls in the Era of Climate Crisis

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus Campus
Pyla, Larnaka/Cyprus

May 28 - 31

Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

Francophone Borderlands

SUNY Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY/USA


Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

Race in the Space Between, 1914-1945

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA/USA

June 04 - 06

French Society for English Studies (SAES) Conference


Faculté de Lettres et Langues, University of Tours

June 05 - 06

International Workshop

Toward an Understanding of Nonhuman Minds: From Animal to Artificial Agency

University of Zurich


New England American Studies Association (NEASA) Annual Conference

Patriotism and Protest

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA/USA

June 15 - July 10

Summer Institute

Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC/USA

June 18 - 19

Journal of Southern History (JSH) Manuscript Workshop

Immigration and Migration in the American South

Rice University
Houston, TX/USA

June 18 - 20


New Animism: Creativity and Critique

University of Leeds

June 20 - 23

International Charles Town Maroon Conference & Festival


Asafu Yard, Charles Town

- June 21

Special Exhibition

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA/USA

June 24 - 26

International Conference

Children and Nation: Forcible Child Transfer and the Genocide Convention through Historical and Contemporary Lenses


June 24 - 26

International Conference

The Arts in Society


June 25 - 29

New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) Summer Institute

2020 Abolition Summer Institute

Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY)
New York, NY/USA

July 01 - 03

International Conference

9th International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

July 01 - 03

International PhD Seminar

American History / American Studies

Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS)

July 04 - 18

Summer School

Hands-on Anthropology and Ethnographic Storytelling

Department of Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit


International Conference

Hertitage 2020

Department of History, European Studies, Archaeology and Arts, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra

July 12 - 17
July 26 - 31

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop

Living on the Edge of Empire: Alliance, Conflict and Captivity in Colonial New England

Deerfield, MA/USA

July 21 - 24


European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Biennial Conference

New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe

ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

August 06 - 08

Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

The Past is Always Present

Portland State University
Portland, OR/USA

August 20 - 22

Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning (LPP) Conference

LPP 2020 Conference

Faculty of Education, McGill University

August 20 - 22


20/20 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Canada

August 26 - 28


Four Nations Commemoration, 1620-2020: The Pilgrims and the Politics of Memory

Leiden University

August 27 - 28

Online Symposium Organized and Hosted by the International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM), International Council of Museums – U.S. (ICOM-U.S.), the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Contexts


Fall 2020

Joint Symposium & Workshop

Campuses and Colonialism

William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University
Ranchos de Taos, NM/USA
Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC/USA

September 03 - 05

Emerging Scholars Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS)

Imagining Canada:'Discovering' and Navigating 'All Our Relations' in an (Un)Common Country

Freiburg Research Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

September 03 - 05

International Conference of the International Association for Alpine History (IAAH)

Mountain „global“: a Comparing Story of the Natural Science in the Mountains, 16.-19. Century

University of Lausanne

June 28 - September 20

Special Exhibition

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa, OK/USA

September 10 - 11

International Conference

Conference on Environment and Identity in the Americas

University of Essex

September 11 - 12

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Seminar

Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South

James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center
Winston-Salem, NC/USA

September 17 - 19

International Conference

Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures

University of Klagenfurt

September 18 - 19


12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA/USA

September 24 - 26

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Conference

Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA/USA

September 24 - 26

American Studies Association of Norway (ASANOR) Conference

Truths, Facts, Fictions and Falsehood in American Studies

UiT – Arctic University of Norway

September 25 - 27


Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY/USA

September 28 - October 01

International Conference

Vienna Anthropology Days

New Institute Building (NIG)

October 01 - 02

International Conference

Environmental Crimes Conference

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands/UK

October 01 - 03

International Conference

Gulf South History & Humanities Conference

The Hotel Bentley
Alexandria, LA/USA

October 02 - 04

Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) Conference

Indigenous Studies Area

Westin Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN/USA

- October 04

Special Exhibition

Laughter and Resilience: Humor in Native American Art

Wheelwright Museum
Santa Fe, NM/USA

October 05 - 08


UArctic Congress 2020

University of Iceland

October 08 - 10


The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) Sixth Biennial Symposium

Washington, DC/USA

October 09 - 11

BrANCH Conference

Annual Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) Conference

Madingley Hall

October 11 - 15

Salzburg Global American Studies Program

What Future for Democracy? Polarization, Culture and Resilience in America and the World

Session 678

Schloss Leopoldskron

October 12 - 14

International Conference

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples - The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA/USA

October 14 - 17

Annual Western History Association (WHA) Conference

Migrations, Meeting Grounds, and Memory

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque & Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM/USA

October 16 - 27

Conrad E. Wright Research Conference

“Shall Not Be Denied”: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA/USA

October 24

New Netherland Institute (NNI) Conference

Race and Slavery in North America's Dutch Communities

African Burial Ground National Monument
New York City, NY/USA

October 26 - 27

International American Studies Conference of the American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)

Movement and Mobility in America

Department of Foreign Language Education, Ondokuz Mayıs University

November 01 - 15

Film Festival

25th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards

Los Angeles, CA/USA

November 02 - 06

World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education (WIPCE)

Indigenous Education Sovereignty: Our Voices - Our Futures

Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, South Australia/Australia

November 03 - 06

Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASCLE)

Transcreations - Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts

University of Granada

November 05 - 07


Association for Ethnic Studies Conference

Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH/USA

November 11 - 13

International Workshop

Colonial Paradigms of Violence: Comparative Analysis of the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Killing

Center for Holocaust Studies, Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ)

November 12 - 13

Interdisciplinary Conference

Civil Society and the Law: Civil Disobedience, Protests and the (Re)writing of Environmental Politics

UNIL - University of Lausanne

November 12 - 13

Canadian Business History Association/l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) Meeting

CBHA/ACHA Annual Meeting

University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB/Canada

November 12 - 15

Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Meeting

New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: Cultural Crossroads

Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans
New Orleans, LA/USA

November 12 - 15

International Conference

Circus and its Others 2020

University of California
Davis, CA/USA

November 16 - 20

International Conference

Visual Depictions of the American West - How the West Was Drawn and What It Showed Us

University Ca' Foscari of Venice
Venezia, VE/Italy

November 18 - 22

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting

Truth and Responsibility

Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center
St. Louis, MO/USA

November 19 - 20

International Conference

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

November 19 - 22

Southern Historical Association Meeting

Annual Meeting

Sheraton Memphis Downtown
Memphis, TN/USA

November 24 - 27

European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL) Conference

Narrations of Origins in World Cultures and the Arts

University of Torino

November 27 - 28

Swiss Association for North American Studies Biennial Conference

Work: A Conference on the Labors of Language, Culture, and History

School of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen
St. Gallen/Switzerland

[November, tba]

41st American Indian Workshop

Indigenous Shapes of Water & Current Research

Department of Ethnology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

November 30 - December 02

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) Conference

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museum

Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC/USA

November 30 - December 03

Island Dynamics Conference



December 08 - 12

Conference of the European Early American Studies Association (EEASA)

Colonisations, revolutions, and reinventions in early America and the Atlantic World 1600-1848

University of Poitiers

December 09 - 12

Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies

North America: Inclusive, Exclusive, and Exceptional

University of Helsinki


[postponed to 2021]

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS 2020)

University of Vienna & University of Insbruck
Vienna & Innsbruck/Austria

January 04 - 07

American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting

135th Annual Meeting

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA/USA

January 28 - 29

International Conference

Global Provenance. Revisiting Appropriated Heritage in the Light of Inclusive Partnerships

Palais de Rumine

February 04 - 07

Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture

Religion and Environment: Relations and Relationality

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ/USA

February 19 - 21

Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS)

Ecologies – Environments – Ethics

Hotel am Badersee

March 03 - 07

Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Conference

The Many Pasts, Presents, & Futures of Early America

Emory Conference Center & Hotel, Emory University
Atlanta, GA/USA

April 12 - 17

Symposium on the American Indian

Visionaries of Indian Country

Northeastern State University, University Center
Tahlequah, OK/USA

[April 2021]

ICME, INTERCOM & ICOM Joint Conference

Transforming Collecting Policies in Museums: the Need for Leadership and Societal Responsibility

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

May 29 - June 07

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Northern Relations

University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AL/Canada

[June 2021]

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain Confernce

Indigenous Mobilities – Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Reid Hall

[June 2021]

42nd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]

Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus

[June 2021]


Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

Earlham College
Richmond, IN/USA

June 17 - 20

Sixth European Congress on World and Global History

Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion


August 05 - 07

International Conference

Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia: A Conference on the Scholarship of Indigenous Knowledge

Seneca Resort and Casino
Niagara Falls, NY/USA

August 29 - September 01

Summer Academy of Atlantic History

Atlantic Worlds between the Global and the National

Kloster Bernried
Lake Starnberg, Bavaria/Germany

[postponed to Fall 2021]

American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) Meeting

Intimacy and Interaction

Duke University
Durham, NC/USA


[exact date tba]

Film Festival

Indianer Inuit: The North American Film Festival


[Date to be announced]

43rd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]


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